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Fall 2021 Updates

Hiya! I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are staying healthy and safe. So, I am back home from a wonderful visit with my family and I am reinvigorated and ready to keep updating and adding to the website! I have a number of things in the works, which you should start seeing immediately and in the coming weeks (some of these updates/posts/etc are carried over from the last time I posted…oops…maybe I’m turning over a new leaf?…then again, the puns are still here, so maybe not that new a leaf). Speaking of leaves…this post will also include a few small things I want to tell you about, such as A Little Tree Mod, the Nexus changes, and more!

Updates Nexus Changes Anniversary Edition Mods I’m Excited About Upcoming Posts Updates

As indicated in my various Discord/Reddit posts throughout the spring/summer, I didn’t completely disappear despite not making many changes to the website. I have been making notes and now these updates have officially been implemented:

Nexus Changes

I don’t have any commentary on the recent Nexus changes, but obviously it affects the community as a whole so there are two things I will cover here: 

1. What are the changes?

Here is the official article found on Nexus

(taken verbatim from that article:)

TL;DR: It is our core belief that making modding easier is a noble goal, so more people can enjoy our joint hobby. We are convinced that our collections system, a project we have spent almost 2 years and many work-hours on, is the way to achieve this goal. For the benefit of this system we have to implement a change to how mod file deletions work. The change was announced to mod authors recently, and basically means that mod files are no longer deleted, but rather archived – which will make them inaccessible unless directly requested e.g. via the API. We understand that not everyone in the mod author community shares our convictions and our vision, and that is why we are granting a 1 month grace period in which mod authors can request to have all their files deleted for good by contacting support@nexusmods.com.

2. Where can you find mods that were removed from the Nexus?

Here is a Reddit post with many links

Many mod authors that did choose to remove their mods from Nexus have notes on their Nexus account as to where they can now be found. Some of these are sites like AFKMods and LoversLab (*All LoversLab links are NSFW due to ads at the very least and sometimes content/photos depending on the mod*) or their Discord or personal Patreon (often without a paywall). And here are a few notable authors that are no longer hosting their mods on Nexus, but elsewhere (obviously the “notable” part is fairly subjective, but they were ones that I found out about with little effort; some because I wanted to download them, others because of comments I found on Reddit/Discord):


And finally, while this change and the “fallout”, as it’s been called, have been at least a minor inconvenience to many and upsetting to many others, I would urge everyone to use this as an opportunity to check out alternatives if you are interested, as there are some amazing mods on the Nexus with not as many downloads/endorsements as the big names. Just as I urge you to also check out other mods on these other non-Nexus sites, as you may find some really cool things you wouldn’t have otherwise. Change can be a good thing! (As always, be very careful when downloading anything on the internet.)

Anniversary Edition

Skyrim was released nearly a decade ago, and to celebrate, Skyrim Anniversary Edition will be released in November 2021. I remember that I had just started dating my now husband in September of 2011 and we joked that I would see him so little when it came out. Funny thing is that he barely ended up playing and here we are 10 years later and I’m the one that spends all my time modding Skyrim and writing a website about modding Skyrim and playing Skyrim (JK who has time to play when there are mods to download and conflicts to resolve!)

Not much has been released about the upcoming Anniversary Edition, but here is some pertinent links and information:

I don’t have much more to add, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out (and if I end up buying Skyrim again…for the 5th time…even if it is just an upgrade) Mods I’m Excited About

Mods I’m excited about

Some mods I’m excited about (not necessarily new, but ones that I am definitely excited to try out in my newest modlist!):

  (There will be an upcoming post soon all about some of the “alternatives” I have been or will be checking out, as well as a post all about SPID) Upcoming Posts

Upcoming Posts

Some posts that will be released in the coming weeks (many of these are already or nearly finished, so this time I’m not getting ahead of myself!):

Thanks for visiting and as always, feel free to come hang out on the Discord if you have questions, suggestions, or just want to talk all things Modding Skyrim.

“…but the true joy of exploration is in the discovery, and so I leave the rest to you…”

~An Explorer’s Guide to Skyrim